If CNN wanted to appear a little less partisan and more serious, they couldn't have made a worse move than this one.
CNN is building a "news first" morning show around the hackiest of all their hosts, Don Lemon.
(Sorry, Brian Stelter.)
CNN announced plans for a new morning show built around, wait for it, Don Lemon.
Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins will replace "New Day," which John Berman and Angry Morning Lady Brianna Keilar host. CNN will keep Berman and Keilar employed at the network, for some reason.
Let this sit for a moment.
Morning television is supposed to be welcoming, entertaining, and informative. Lemon is the opposite of all three. He's off-putting, boring, and indifferent to the facts. He's a partisan hack who adopted Chris Cuomo's schtick and sprinkled in Joy Reid's vitriol.
That's a very generous description of Don Lemon.
I prefer President Trump's blunt, yet accurate, description of Don Lemon as "the dumbest man on television."
Lemon is a radical leftist and one of the least objective men in journalism.
Lemon's move to morning TV — just saying aloud makes you question the sanity of Licht — opens up a second block in primetime at CNN. Lemon currently hosts his show from 10 pm to 12 am with a viewer base of about 400,000.
Anderson Cooper, anchoring from 8 to 9 pm, remains the only permanent primetime host at the network. Licht vowed to stabilize the lineup by the 2022 midterms.
At this rate, perhaps Licht will move Jim Acosta to primetime. CNN viewers could wake up to Lemon and go to sleep with Acosta on their screens. Beware, competing cable news networks.
CNN is trying desperately to remain relevant, but they keep making such dumb moves. 🤣
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